Hello my friends! After several days of grey skies, thunder, lightning and rain - the sun is shining again. AND.. as I headed off yesterday to a meeting I noticed that my Daphne bush buds had begun to open! This morning I went out and snipped some of the little branches of flowers and put them in one of my milk glass hobnail vases. Ohhh.. they smell so good! I wish I had "smell-a-vision" so you could see how sweet and exotic the aroma.
Sweet and beautiful little blooms. I am not going to tell them that it's just February 10th. Shhhh.
I laid the table with my heart and cherub tablecloth as Valentine's Day is in 4 days! I might need to find some heart shaped boxes of chocolates for the boys.
I apologize for the wrinkles in my tablecloth. I don't have an ironing board set up and it really doesn't bother me. I actually had a "friend" and her family over for a BBQ years ago and when entering the house she said - "You didn't iron your tablecloth, tacky, tacky!". I was at a loss for words. I would never dream of saying that to my hostess in a million years.
I think it's funny and quirky.
I collected a small array of milk glass and clear hobnail vases, a pair of candlesticks and a creamer and sugar. I think they look perfect with the Valentine table.
I even have a few Spring lambs on the table.
I also found these heart candles in my old kitchen queen cabinet.
A pair of lambs.
My latest little hat for Taci's "Hats for Brazilian Babies" project - #7!
I will put the pattern for the hat at the bottom. And also for the flower.
7 little hats.. the next one will be green.
Baby Hat With Shells for Newborn - by Teresa Kasner
Use a size G crochet hook and either cotton or acrylic worsted weight yarn.
Row 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1 in circle, 7 sc, sl st to first sc, (7 stitches
Row 2: Ch 2, dc into same stitch, 2 dc in each stitch around, sl st to top of first ch 2 (14 dc)
Row 3: dc into same stitch, 2 dc around, sl st into first ch 2 (28 stitches).
Row 4: Ch 2, 2 dc into NEXT stitch, *dc in next, 2dc in next* around, sl st into first ch 2. (42 st)
NOW.. ch 1, skip 1 st, 3 dc into next st, sk st, sc into next st, sk st and 3 dc shell, just keep going around in continuous shell rounds until you have 10 rows or the hat seems the right size.. do last shell at the point where you see the "row joins" of the crown. I ended with shell of a double crochet, a half double crochet and a single crochet and finish off. (10 or 12 rows of shells)
Six Petal Flower by Teresa Kasner
Magic circle, ch 1, 6 sc around (do these LOOSELY as you'll be putting 5 stitches into each one), join, finish off, add another color, slip st into first stitch, ch 2, do 1 dc, 1 triple crochet, 1 dc, ch 2, sl st into same stitch - sl st into next, repeat in all 8 stitches and you should have 6 petals. - finish off.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)